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11.   Changes in West German Leisure-Time Habits (1983)
From the mid-1960s to the early 1980s, the growth in personal income and the shortening of the average work week made for a significant rise in leisure expenditures. It also created a shift towards....
12.   A British Commentary on the German Passion for Travel (April 5, 1984)
In the mid-1980s, a British journalist marvels at the tourism mania that made the citizens of the Federal Republic world champions in vacationing, especially in the southern....
13.   A GDR Citizen's Experience of Buying a New Wartburg (April 14, 1989)
Because buying a car in East Germany entailed a wait of more than ten years, the author of this letter....
14.   Motorization in the FRG and the GDR (1960-1990)
In the last third of the 20th century, the number of cars increased more than six-fold in West Germany and fifteen-fold in the East. While there was one car for every two people in the FRG, there....
15.   Decline in Religious Observance among Catholics and Protestants (1960-1989)
Indicators of religious observance declined noticeably in the period 1960 to 1989. The Protestant Church lost 3.5 million members, and the number of Protestant baptisms and weddings was cut in half.....
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